Showcasing logging, sawing and woodworking history
The Woodsmen’s Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Festival features demonstrations of lumberjack skills, a variety of woodworking exhibitors, tree walks, kids’ activities, food, music, and more. Check out our Schedule of Activities from our 2013 Festival. Our 2014 Woodsmen’s Festival Schedule of Activities will be coming soon.
Visitors can watch the sawdust fly as logs are sawn in the Museum’s sawmill, powered by a 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel. At the box shop, Mill workers will use the vintage woodworking machines to turn Mill-sawn lumber into useful wood products, like boxes, crates and tub covers. Historic cooking demonstrations will be taking place in the John Hanford Farmhouse, where visitors also can learn more about home life in the 1920s.